Welcome to my Seeking Beauty in Ordinary photography blog. I am Poland based fine art photographer, graphic designer & web designer. For almost 20 years, I used to work as an Art and English teacher at all school levels. As a designer working on commission, the needs and tastes of my clients are priority. While photography is my way of self-expression, my true love and passion. I took it up in 2009 and each day I’ve been learning something new about photography, technique, gear, etc. Looking at the world through the lens made me see everything in a sharper way, more consciously. I have learnt to notice beauty in things commonly perceived as ugly, ordinary as well as I have learnt to sense some mystic energy surrounding me each day.

I hope you enjoy my through-the-lens vision of a world I share with you on this site and find my Art language tips useful. Your comments are an invaluable feedback to me.For more information about my work visit my Painted with Light website. Contact with via my BEHANCE Pro Site.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Inspirational - Isolated People

Glimpses series by Danuta Antas, 2010


Countless as the drops of rain
Swept by a wind
like autumn leaves,
Words, invisible,
Living for fractions of seconds
In an undefined space.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Beautiful Ugliness

Secret Garden from Realtor's Journal by Danuta Antas, 2010

Generally, I love shooting beautiful landscapes, plants, flowers, etc, but I feel some special bond to things that are abandoned; things that are considered ugly and useless. This kind of interest developed gradually, while I have been travelling around a country with my beloved Andrew, who is a realtor and for his job he often makes business trips. Me?:) ... taking advantage of the opportunity and taking my camera with me for shooting unexpected treasures human dwellings unveil in front of us.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Updated Photography Portfolio

Danuta Antas Fine Art Photography Portfolio

Updating photography portfolio is for a photographer almost a daily task:) I have recently redesigned and updated one of my websites. I would love to hear your opinion on both, my works and my web design work. Your feedback helps me make progress. I still consider myself as a first-steps photographer as I know how much I want to learn and make my photographs better than they are now.

Black and White Photography Lover Shooting in Colour

Botanic Gardens in Myslecinek, Poland by Danuta Antas, 2011

Although, I am a dedicated black and white artist, I can't resist the poetry of autumn colours:) Below there are some recent shots of botanic gardens in my hometown. There is a beech wood there which is my favourite spot for shooting. I love the mystery the tall, sky-reaching trees create there. To think, they have been growing for hundreds years; they were before us and will be long after the world forgets us.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

The Energy of Trees my Solo Exhibition Portugal • 09/21 through 12/15/2011

THE ENERGY OF TREES Exhibition • 09/21 up 12/15/2011
Parque Biológico de Gaia, 4430-681 Avintes, Vila Nova de Gaia PORTUGAL
The exhibition is a part of a program integrated with The International Year of Forests. It is organized by The Biological Park of Gaia and In-Libris company. The curator of the whole program is Portuguese artist Paulo Gaspar Ferreira.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

IPA AWARDS - Life Always Surprises Me

It is 4 weeks now, when I am stuck at home with my broken leg, looking through the window at the Sun and missing the opportunity to do outdoor shooting. I learn to be patient this way:) Yet, to my surprise, life has some unexpected pleasant things for me, too, just to keep everything in balance. During these weeks of my compulsory stay at home and time of reflections and seemingly doing nothing special, I have sold more works than during the rest of this year.  I have also got more assignement work concerning building websites  than ever before. And to my greater surprise, all the websites I have done recently are for people, who share similar outlook than me.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Words of Wisdom - Another Perspective

The City Garden in Bydgoszcz, Poland by Danuta Antas, 2010

For a year or more I have been subcsribed to Arina's Self Help Blog from which I receive daily a new quote by famous people. Today's words of wisdom are as follow:

You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.
by Steven D. Woodhull

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Flower Photography - Hidden in Rocks, Flowers and Clouds

Grandma Ludwika by Danuta Antas, 2011

'Hidden In Rocks, Flowers and Clouds' may well be a title for a new series of works I would focus on soon. Maybe? Yet, for a while, I want to jot down just a few words about simple, ordinary clivia flower the photo of which you may see here. This is a child-flower which originates from the one that was planted and cared by my grandmother. Probably nothing special, but my beloved grandma died almost 40 years ago and

Monday, 6 June 2011

Inspirations - Lost Souls

People all are lost souls who wander around the world throughout their lives in search of happiness. The few lucky ones, after long years of huge effort, learning, thinking, trying, failing and deepening their self-consciousness, find it finally within themselves, realizing that the subject of

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Catch the Moment When it Occurs

For the last 15 years I have made a huge effort to achieve a deep self-consciouss living. Reading tones of books, articles, thinking a lot, following all the wise people advice and verifying if it works, I finally reached the state of mind that lets me enjoy each day, each single moment regardless of circumstances and the weather (popular topic people in my country discuss everyday and constantly complain about).

The shots below are a perfect example of my catching the moment, living here and now. I did them last year while coming back home from

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Inspirational - The Mystery of Winter Landscape

Magic Landscape, Fine Art Photography by Danuta Antas, 2011
These are the last Winter shots I did this year before the Spring. time The day was unique for taking photos as there was some frost that made everything as if covered with magic silver powder, thus emphasising the shapes and textures all around. Mysterious atmosphere was hanging in the air; no sounds, no people only my two dogs and me. I love such days as I may feel perfect inner balance and unity with the eternal. It is then when I feel I really live, not just exist.
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